A group show of three young artists recently unveiled at Artchowk Gallery in Karachi. Titled as “Where Future Lies”, it showcased the works of Fatima Khalid, Hina Tabbasum and Khushbakht Somroo.
For artist Fatima Khalid, her work is a representation of how bodies disappear and are represented electronically by the camera monitors. The roles of bodies are, as the targets of surveillance and translated version of disembodied information, however they are not inconsequential, but may give space to a number of tangible ethical dilemmas. Her work revolves around the visual representation of the body produced by the CCTV, can have noticeable consequences for the embodied self and its existence.
For Hina Tabbasum, there is a meaningful reason for every living being to exist and they constantly lose their strength until they cannot play the role that they exist for. There is always a possibility to express themselves. She focuses on children who are often deliberately targeted or not protected adequately, and their lives have been affected by these conflicts. Their innocence is regularly exposed to escalating violence with explosive weapon of attack. In the art of Khushbakht Somoroo, she captures the beauty in mundane objects and places, using different mediums to express different ideas. Rust shows the time and reality of the work on which she is experimenting. Technique and medium varies with each work, while in process. The reason she uses rust in art is because it satisfies her while making texture and layers left by the rust. The medium speaks of nature and life.
The work of these three artists was conceptually and in practice, totally different from each other, offering the viewer a unique individualistic perspective of looking at life.